Yesterday, our family attended Doc's Day for Kids; an amazing benefit for the Sisters Hospital NICU (neo-natal intensive care unit) held at the Buffalo Brewpub. Doc's Day for Kids was created by Dr. Andrew Gage (an uncle of good friends of ours, Tom and Kyle) 16 years ago and renamed "Dr Andy's Day for Kids" in his honor after his death four years ago. We've attended this annual event in the past, however, had no idea how 'close to home' it would be now that we have 2 happy healthy baby boys, thanks to the AMAZING nurses and doctors in that exact NICU. Last year the event raised over $25,000! I can't wait to see how much they raked in this year. As always, the place was packed with friends, family and the many physicians, nurses, and other medical staff who were the "guest bartenders" for the day. The bartenders donated their time and their tips, and the Buffalo Brewpub also donated all of the profits from food and beverage sales during the event. 100% of it! Thats so awesome!
The NICU was Andrew and Wesley's 1st home. They spent the first two weeks of their lives there and Dan and I got to see, first-hand, the many miracles performed there. We will continue to attend this event (and maybe even help out if we can) for years to come.